2016 NFL Draft Round Two

By Chris Malumphy

The Cleveland Browns began the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah from Oklahoma State. The Browns eschewed a wide receiver, linebacker Myles Jack and quarterback Connor Cook to take a player fast enough to be an edge rusher who can also drop back into coverage. The Titans followed by picking Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd. The Dallas Cowboys took Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith who is coming off an ACL injury. The San Diego Chargers picked tight end Henry Hunter from Arkansas. The Jacksonville Jaguars swapped picks with Baltimore to select a Ravens' type linebacker, Myles Jack from Oklahoma, who dropped significantly due to an injury that some suggest will limit his career severely. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones. Defensive back Xavian Howard of Baylor was picked by the Dolphins. Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence, who had also played for Ohio State, has a new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The New York Giants added an additional target for Eli Manning by picking Sterling Shepard, a wide receiver from Oklahoma.

Oklahoma linebacker Reggie Ragland was tabbed by the Ryan brothers to help plug-up the Buffalo Bills' defense. Boise State defensive end Kamalei Correa of Boise State was taken by the Dolphins. Austin Johnson, a defensive tackle from Penn State. The Oakland Raiders, who are contemplating a potential move to Las Vegas, added defensive end Jihad Ward from Illinois. The Tennessee Titans pulled a surprise by drafting Heisman Trophy winning Alabama running back Derrick Henry after having previously acquired DeMarco Murray who was a super stud just two seasons ago. The Detroit Lions picked a classic run stopper when it drafted Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson. The New Orleans Saints took large possession receiver Michael Thomas from Ohio State when the team is in woeful need of defensive help. The Green Bay Packers selected tackle Jason Spriggs from Indiana. The Seattle Seahawks traded up to grab defensive tackle Jarran Reed who had a surprising long wait to be selected. Quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller will enjoy the play of guard Nick Martin taken by the Houston Texans from Notre Dame.

Quarterback Christian Hackenberg of Penn State was selected by the Jets as another in a long string of players to try to make it big at that position in New York. Quarterback whisperer Chan Gailey will be asked to resurrect another career. The Atlanta Falcons picked linebacker Deion Jones from LSU. Su'a Cravens, the linebacker from USC, was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander joins the Vikings. Having lost two wide receivers to free agency, and having had three wide receivers drafted directly before they picked in round one, the Cincinnati Bengals took Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Clemson defensive back T.J. Green was drafted by the Colts. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a second defensive back in Sean Davis from Maryland.

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a pick obtained from the Kansas City Chiefs. The last time a kicker was drafted as early as the second round was Mike Nugent of Ohio State by the Jets in 2005. Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots who then traded they next pick they had, previously obtained from Arizona, to Arizona. Arizona then drafted Vonn Bell, a safety from Ohio State. Samford cornerback James Bradberry will try to replace Josh Norman in Carolina. The Broncos added Adam Gotsis a defensive tackle from Georgia Tech will the final selection of the second round in the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Draft Round Two
2132Emmanuel OgbahBrownsDEOklahoma State 
2233Kevin DoddTitansDEClemson 
2334Jaylon SmithCowboysLBNotre Dame 
2435Henry HunterChargersTEArkansas 
2536Myles JackJaguarsLBOklahomaRavens
2637Chris JonesChiefsDTMississippi State49ers
2738Xavian HowardDolphinsDBBaylorRavens through Jaguars
2839Noah SpenceBuccaneersDEEastern Kentucky 
2940Sterling ShepardGiantsWROklahoma 
21041Reggie RaglandBillsLBAlabamaBears
21142Kamalei CorreaRavensDEBoise StateDolphins
21243Austin JohnsonTitansDTPenn StateEagles through Rams
21344Jihad WardRaidersDEIllinois 
21445Derrick HenryTitansRBAlabamaRams
21546A'Shawn RobinsonLionsDTLions 
21647Michael ThomasSaintsWROhio State 
21748Jason SpriggsPackersTIndianaColts
21849Jarran ReedSeahawksDTAlabamaBills through Bears
21950Nick MartinTexansGNotre DameFalcons
22051Christian HackenbergJetsQBPenn State 
22152Deion JonesFalconsLBLouisiana StateTexans
22253Su'a CravensRedskinsLBUSC 
22354Mackensie AlexanderVikingsDBClemson 
22455Tyler BoydBengalsWRPittsburgh 
22556Cody WhitehairBearsGKansas StateSeahawks
22657T.J. GreenColtsDBClemsonPackers
22758Sean DavisSteelersDBDBMaryland
22859Rpbertp AguayoBuccaneersKFlorida StateChiefs
22960Cyrus JonesPatriotsDBAlabama 
23061Vonn BellSaintsDBOhio StateCardinals through Patriots
23162James BradberryPanthersDBSamford 
23263Adam GotsisBroncosDTGeorgia Tech